Tooling U-SME Workforce Development Newsletter
 Q1 • 2018
 
 
 
 
John Hindman
 
 
Embracing Millennials to Bridge the Skills Gap
 
Millennials represent our greatest opportunity to meet the manufacturing industry's growing workforce needs as highly skilled baby boomer workers retire. John Hindman, Director of Learning and Performance Improvement for Tooling U-SME, offers insight into common characteristics and stereotypical myths about millennials and details ways to attract and retain them.
 
 
Aerospace Apprenticeship
 
 
TU-SME Sponsors First U.S. Aerospace Engineering Apprenticeship
 
Earlier this month, the South Bay Workforce Investment Board and the Aero-Flex Unilateral Apprenticeship Committee announced the successful registration of the first Aerospace Engineering Apprenticeship in the U.S., sponsored by Tooling U-SME. 
 
 
CBE Report
 
 
CBE: Manufacturing’s New Training Model
 
Traditionally, learning success has been based on classroom hours and letter grades. Our newest report, 5 Reasons You Need to Move to Competency-Based Education, makes the case for advancement based on the ability to learn, demonstrate, and then master a skill or competency. 
 
 
Pequot Case Study
 
 
Building a Manufacturing Pipeline Through Apprenticeship
 
Our latest case study looks at Pequot Tool and Manufacturing (PTM), a small, Minnesota-based precision machining and fabrication business. With PTM’s rural location impacting its worker pipeline, the company turned to an innovative, in-house, dual-training program to expand recruitment, raise quality, and improve retention. 
 
 
Crain's Notable Women
 
 
SME Leaders Among Crain’s Notable Women in Manufacturing
 
We are very proud that three of our leaders are honorees in Crain's Detroit's 2018 Notable Women in Manufacturing. The list includes SME 2017 President Sandra Bouckley, Vice President of SME's Events & Industry Strategy Debbie Holton, and Vice President of Tooling U-SME Jeannine Kunz.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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